Back Safety while Shoveling Snow

Back Safety during the Snow¦.What You Need to Know


As you prepare to enjoy the wonderful world of winter, remember that the common winter chore of snow shoveling can present the potential for spasms, strains, sprains and other health problems, cautions the Minnesota Chiropractic Association™ (MCA) and the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

Bending and twisting when tossing a shovel of heavy snow can aggravate lower back discs, according to the MCA.  In addition, the overall physical exertion required for snow shoveling, without proper conditioning, often results in painful injuries.

Chiropractors advise you to be prepared and follow these tips when snow shoveling:


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